The East Coast Peninsula

Last weekend Spadge & I had another adventure, this time we headed north over the Humber Bridge into Yorkshire. We’d found an awesome little cottage with a weekend still available despite it being the start of the high season.

The cottage was in a tiny farming village called Bewholme, just 4 miles from the sea. It was a really peaceful & secluded area despite being so close to a lot of tourist traps. We had an amazing time & I am sure we will return to the area again some time.

The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 1 Photographed by Rick Nunn
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The Shed, Beverley

On the way past Beverley we had a quick break for some food & drink at The Shed, the place had loads of character, delicious food & drinks but unfortunately we were let down by the service.

The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 7 Photographed by Rick Nunn
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The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 9 Photographed by Rick Nunn

Lavender Cottage

We couldn't have hopped for a more perfect cottage, from the mismatch furniture to the roll top bath. We were even greeted by a freshly made Victoria Sponge cake & farmyard cat.

The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 28 Photographed by Rick Nunn
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Hornsea

Hornsea was only about 4 miles from our cottage, it was quaint, quiet & unassuming — just our sort of place.

The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 11 Photographed by Rick Nunn
The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 12 Photographed by Rick Nunn
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Fish & chips on the beach! Erry day! 

The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 27 Photographed by Rick Nunn
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Bridlington

Just a short drive north of our cottage was the slightly more commercial seaside resort, Bridlington.

It was quite a contrast to Hornsea, more hustle, more bustle, more cheesy arcades & a terrifyingly large selection of ice cream flavours.  

The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 41 Photographed by Rick Nunn
The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 42 Photographed by Rick Nunn
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The quintessential british tourists?

The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 44 Photographed by Rick Nunn
The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 45 Photographed by Rick Nunn
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I can't help but photograph every dilapidated amusement arcade I see — maybe I feel sorry for them. 

The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 50a Photographed by Rick Nunn

So many shops here are completely lost in time, I'm sure some of the shop fronts haven't changed since the 50s or 60s.

The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 39 Photographed by Rick Nunn
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Filey Brigg

I love Filey Brigg, I hadn't been for so many years but I remembered it well. 

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We walked out to the farthest point of the peninsula in blazing sunshine, when we turned round to come back inland we noticed a fog coming in from the south. Within 5 minutes that fog had gone from 'is that a low wispy cloud?' to 'where the fuck has everything gone'.

So cool to experience such a radical shift in weather & really surreal to still be able to hear all the people having fun on the beach without being able to see them.

The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 55 Photographed by Rick Nunn
The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 57 Photographed by Rick Nunn
The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 58 Photographed by Rick Nunn

On Saturday while wondering through Bridlington we noticed a flyer for an American car show — obviously we had to go. 

We managed to sneak in the back with the cool kids (car owners) & got some wicked gold wristbands — which we will wear forever!

This truck was my favourite, I need it in my life. 

The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 62 Photographed by Rick Nunn
The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 64 Photographed by Rick Nunn

OMG PULLED PORK!!!

If you didn't know, pulled pork is my favourite. I got pretty fucking excited when I saw an American school bus that had been converted into a kitchen serving 24 hour slow cooked pulled pork… om nom nom!

The East Coast Peninsula - East Riding 68 Photographed by Rick Nunn

Comments

  • Tyler

    What a great series. Beautiful.

  • Guest

    Nice series Rick. Your images have a great quality to them.

    Exactly what were they drawing in the sand at Bridlington? O.o

    +1 for BBQ pulled pork. OMG indeed.

  • Thanks! Yeah I think being greeted by that imagery in Bridlington set the tone really nicely.

  • Joe Wilson

    beautiful images, rick. i absolutely love your color palette. when you go on an adventure like this, what do you take along? i’m going to NYC and Chicago in the next few months and i’d like to cut down my gear for a smaller bag. thanks!

  • Thanks Joe, I took my 28mm, 50mm & 70-200 with me on this trip. If I was trying to travel really light though I’d just take my 50mm & 135mm

  • Sam Needs

    That. Pulled. Pork. !!

    Going to have grab me a shoulder, create a rub of awesomeness, throw in some beer and slow cook away!

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